Why was May dancing? And did it work?

Africa

Media playback is unsupported on your device

Media captionMoves like May: The prime minister’s dances

What skills do you look for in a prime minister?

Is it being a good communicator? Having business acumen? A connection with real people? Or is it how they shake their money maker to disco classics?

Recommended For You

Madsense Reborn 2.0

How Complete Newbies Turn A $5 Budget Into THOUSANDS Per Month Working Just 30 Minutes Per Day! TIME TESTED System That Works For ANYONE!

WP GDPR Fix Elite Unltd Sites

Make your Wordpress blog or site GDPR compliant with this powerful plugin that makes you compliant and protects you from penalties.

On Wednesday, Theresa May seemed to focus on the latter, making her entrance for her big conference speech by boogieing to Abba’s Dancing Queen.

It’s not the first time the PM has shown off her footwork.

On the first day of a trade mission to Africa in August, she attempted to dance with a group of school children.

Dance

Media playback is unsupported on your device

Recommended For You

Moola Vine Unlimited Green Day Plan - 33% Discount!

Unlimited Green Day Plan - 33% Discount!

VideoSync Elite IMX Membership (Yearly)

VideoSync Elite IMX Membership (Yearly)

Viral Marketing 2.0 Success Kit Upsell

Get this Up-to-date "Viral Marketing 2.0 Success Kit PLR" with PLR Rights and start cashing in huge by selling it as your own.

Media captionTheresa May was all smiles as she joined school children dancing in South Africa

It’s fair to say her moves weren’t universally acclaimed – “wooden” and “cringe-worthy” being two widely-used adjectives. Others, though, praised her willingness to get stuck in and have fun.

Indeed, it wasn’t long until her toes were tapping again, as just two days later, she mimicked the moves of a group of scouts in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenya

Media playback is unsupported on your device

Media captionMrs May danced with a group of scouts during a visit to UN offices

When she returned to the UK, Mrs May embraced the attention her moves had attracted, even offering professionals her advice.

May

But while she tweeted, others reacted in differing ways.

She got the backing of some, like the original robot dancer and footballer Peter Crouch…

May

Others were happier to criticise her moves…

May

But we had not seen the last of the dancing prime minister…

As Mrs May headed on stage on Wednesday to give her crunch speech to party conference – to show she could lead both the country and her members, and try to silence her critics – she thought there was only one way to do it…

South Africa

Media playback is unsupported on your device

Media captionTo the music of Abba’s Dancing Queen, Theresa May opens her conference speech

Downing Street insisted that her latest groove was “spontaneous”.

They said they had decided to cue up the Abba track simply because the PM likes it – it was one of her Desert Island Discs after all.

But they claimed they had not expected her to start getting down to it.

May

Last year’s conference speech was disastrous for Mrs May. She struggled with a terrible cough, was interrupted by a prankster and had to deal with a collapsing set.

The consensus is she couldn’t ignore all that this time and had to confront it instead. So confront it she did, from the dancing right through to joking about “super-gluing the backdrop”.

She got the support of some of her more loyal MPs for her humour…

May
May

Some political commentators also welcomed her willingness to mock herself and present a friendlier, funnier side.

May
May

And the Swedish Ambassador to the UK praised her choice of tune…

May

But there were some sceptics on the ground who thought it may have been a little more planned…

May
May

And opposition MPs felt it was just a distraction tactic from bigger issues – as well as ruining their favourite song…

May
May
May

But BBC political correspondent Chris Mason was sold on her performance.

“While I become a pound shop Political Bruno Tonioli with some trepidation, and this sort of stuff is guaranteed to make some groan, I thought the PM’s jiggy thingy was great,” he said.

“Using Dancing Queen as her music to arrive on stage to, and then busting some moves, as I think I’m meant to describe it, was novel and self-deprecating.

“Will this suddenly mean her most ardent critics will be won over? No.

“But does it help humanise the prime minister dubbed ‘the Maybot’? Yes.”

Did it work for you?

Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Thank you for taking the time to read our article.

If you enjoyed our content, we'd really appreciate some "love" with a share or two.

And ... Don't forget to have fun!

Recommended Products

Lifetime.Chat Unlimited (with Lifetime.Chat Branding)

Upgrade your Lifetime.Chat to Unlimited. Please note: this is not a standalone product. You must have purchased the Lifetime.Chat Standard package. Please note: this Unlimited version will display a "Powered by Lifetime.Chat" tagline on your chat windows

Timeless Traffic

Timeless Traffic

Memester Ace Monthly

Memester Ace can support 12 Facebook Groups. Facebook Groups support is not available in the elite version.You also get the capability to work with higher caps.The Memester Ace Version can integrate with 25 Facebook Pages, 8 Facebook Profiles, 10 Twitt

Leave a Reply